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History sings as Caitriona O'Leary reclaims 'The Wexford Carols'
History sings as Caitriona O'Leary reclaims 'The Wexford Carols'

For the vast majority of holiday albums that surface at this time of year, it often seems the biggest artistic choices involved are whether the featured artist sings "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or "Jingle Bells." Irish singer Caitríona (pronounced Katrina) O'Leary digs considerably deeper than that with her just-released "The Wexford Carols," an album that features guest singers Tom Jones, Rosanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens, all under the guidance of respected Americana producer-songwriter Joe Henry. For anyone who doesn't live in County Wexford in Ireland, the album will be an introduction to songs that take on deep-reaching themes,...

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